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Maxim Sukharev

Associate Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Assoc Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Assoc Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography

Maxim Sukharev is an associate professor of physics. He joined Arizona State University in 2008. He received his master's degree in theoretical physics from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia, in 1997. In 2000, he completed and defended his doctoral thesis in laser physics at the Department of High-Power Lasers in the General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. From 1998 to 2001, he worked as a research assistant at the Fiber Optics Research Center, Moscow, Russia, performing numerical modeling of electromagnetic field propagation in optical fiber lines of various topologies. In 2001, he received the French Ministry of Research Postdoctoral Fellowship and joined the research group of Professor Annick Suzor-Weiner at the Laboratory of Molecular Photophysics in the University of Paris South, Orsay, France. During this appointment, he was involved in the research of optimal and coherent control of atoms and molecules in strong laser fields. In summer of 2003, he joined the research group of Professor Tamar Seideman at the Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois as a postdoctoral fellow performing simulations of optical properties of classical and quantum systems in strong external electromagnetic fields using high performance computing facilities. His current research interests include computational nano-optics; coherent control of light and matter; and plasmon resonance assisted control of atoms and molecules.

Education
  • Ph.D. Laser Physics, Department of High-Power Lasers, General Physics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia 2000. Dissertation: “Interactions between diatomic molecules, their ions and strong laser fields”.Advisor: Professor Mikhail V. Fedorov. Co-advisor: Professor Vladimir P. Krainov. 
  • M.Sc. Theoretical Physics, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia 1997. Thesis: “Ionization and dissociation of H2 in laser fields”. Advisor: Professor Vladimir P. Krainov

 

Research Interests
  • computational nano-optics;
  • coherent control of light and matter;
  • plasmon resonance assisted control of atoms and molecules.

More info at http://sukharev.faculty.asu.edu

Research Group

Current graduate students

  • Clark Miller, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Spring 2017 – present). Tentative PhD thesis: Nonlinear optics of exciton-plasmon materials.

Current undergraduate students

  • Brandon Thornton, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Spring 2015 – present). Tentative research project: New parallel algorithms for Maxwell-Bloch integrators.
  • Austin Bullock, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Spring 2018 - present).
  • Kyle Asmundson, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Fall 2017 - present).
Publications

SUBMITTED MANUSCRIPTS

“Mixed quantum-classical electrodynamics: understanding spontaneous decay and zero point energy”, T. E. Li, A. Nitzan, M. Sukharev, T. Martinez, H.-T. Chen, J. E. Subotnik, Physical Review A (submitted, 2018). https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07154

PUBLISHED AND ACCEPTED PAPERS IN THE REFEREED JOURNALS

  1.  “Effects of exciton-plasmon strong coupling on third harmonic generation by two-dimensional WS2 at periodic plasmonic interfaces”, M. Sukharev, R. Pachter, Journal of Chemical Physics 148, 094701 (2018).
  2. “Topical Review: optics of exciton-plasmon nanomaterials”, M. Sukharev, A. Nitzan, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 29, 443003 (2017).
  3. “Molecular plasmonics: strong coupling at the low concentration limit”, L. Efremushkin, M. Sukharev, A. Salomon, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121, 14819 (2017).
  4. “Plasmonic opals: observation of collective molecular exciton mode beyond the strong coupling”, P. Fauche, C. Gebhardt, M. Sukharev, R. A. L. Vallee, Scientific Reports 7, 4107 (2017).
  5. “Molecular plasmonics: the role of ro-vibrational molecular states in exciton-plasmon materials under strong coupling conditions”, M. Sukharev, E. Charron, Physical Review B 95, 115406 (2017).
  6. “Photon echo in exciton-plasmon nanomaterials: a time-dependent signature of strong coupling”, A. Blake, M. Sukharev, Journal of Chemical Physics 146, 084704 (2017).
  7. “Non-Hermitian wave packet approximation for coupled two-level systems in weak and intense fields”, R. Puthumpally-Joseph, M. Sukharev, E. Charron, Journal of Chemical Physics 144, 154109 (2016).
  8. “Plasmon transmission through excitonic subwavelength gaps”, M. Sukharev, A. Nitzan, Journal of Chemical Physics 144, 144703 (2016).
  9. “Surface plasmon-polaritons in periodic arrays of V-grooves strongly coupled to quantum emitters”, A. Blake, M. Sukharev, Physical Review B 92, 035433 (2015).
  10. “Optical response of hybrid plasmon-exciton nanomaterials in the presence of overlapping resonances”, M. Sukharev, P. N. Day, R. Pachter, ACS Photonics 2, 935 (2015).
  11. “Coherent phase control of internal conversion in pyrazine”, R. J. Gordon, Z. Hu, T. Seideman, S. Singha, M. Sukharev, Y. Zhao, Journal of Chemical Physics 142, 144311 (2015).
  12. “Theoretical analysis of dipole-induced electromagnetic transparency”, R. Puthumpally-Joseph, O. Atabek, M. Sukharev, E. Charron, Physical Review A 91, 043835 (2015).
  13. “Collective effects in subwavelength hybrid systems: a numerical study”, M. Sukharev and S. Malinovskaya, Molecular Physics 113, 392 (2014).
  14. “Dipole-induced electromagnetic transparency”, R. Puthumpally-Joseph, M. Sukharev, O. Atabek, E. Charron, Physical Review Letters 113, 163603 (2014).
  15.  “Control of optical properties of hybrid materials with chirped femtosecond laser pulses under strong coupling conditions”, M. Sukharev, Journal of Chemical Physics 141, 084712 (2014).
  16.  “Numerical calculations of radiative and non-radiative relaxation of molecules near metal particles”, M. Sukharev, N. Freifeld, and A. Nitzan, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118, 10545 (2014).
  17. “Ultrafast energy transfer between molecular assemblies and surface plasmons in hybrid nano-materials in the strong coupling regime”, M. Sukharev, T. Seideman, R. J. Gordon, A. Salomon, and Y. Prior, ACS Nano 8, 807 (2014).
  18. “Non-Hermitian wave packet propagation for the calculation of optical properties of ensembles of coupled quantum emitters”, E. Charron and M. Sukharev, Journal of Chemical Physics 138, 024108 (2013).
  19. “Molecular nanoplasmonics: self-consistent electrodynamics in current carrying junctions”, A. White, M. Sukharev, and M. Galperin, Physical Review B 86, 205324 (2012).
  20. “Stimulated Raman adiabatic passage as a route to achieving optical control in plasmonics”, M. Sukharev and S. A. Malinovskaya, Physical Review A 86, 043406 (2012).
  21. “Strong coupling between molecular excited states and surface plasmon modes of a slit array in a thin metal film”, A. Salomon, R. J. Gordon, Y. Prior, T. Seideman, and M. Sukharev, Physical Review Letters 109, 073002 (2012).
  22. “Numerical studies of the interaction of an atomic sample with the electromagnetic field in two dimensions”, M. Sukharev and A. Nitzan, Physical Review A 84, 043802 (2011).
  23. “Light-induced current in molecular junctions: local field and non-Markov effects”, B. D. Fainberg, M. Sukharev, T.-H. Park, and M. Galperin, Physical Review B 83, 205425 (2011).
  24.  “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from silver-coated opals”, W. Mu, D.-Q. Hwang, R. P. H. Chang, M. Sukharev, D. B. Tice, and J. B. Ketterson, Journal of Chemical Physics 134, 124312 (2011).
  25. “Computational nano-optics: parallel simulations and beyond”, M. Sukharev, Optics and Photonics News 22, 29 – 33 (2011).
  26. “Transport and optical response of molecular junctions driven by surface plasmon-polaritons”, M. Sukharev and M. Galperin, Physical Review B 81, 165307 (2010).
  27. “One-dimensional long-range plasmonic-photonic structures”, W. Mu, D. B. Buchkolz, M. Sukharev, J. Jang, R. P. H. Chang, and J. B. Ketterson, Optics Letters 35, 550 (2010).
  28. “Nonadiabatic photodissociation dynamics of F2 in solid Ar”, M. Sukharev, A. Cohen, R. B. Gerber, and T. Seideman, invited paper Laser Physics 19, 1651 (2009).
  29. “Perfect coupling of light to surface plasmons with ultra-narrow linewidths”, M. Sukharev, P. R. Sievert, T. Seideman, and J. B. Ketterson, Journal of Chemical Physics 131, 034708 (2009).
  30. “Optical properties of metal tips for tip-enhanced spectroscopies”, M. Sukharev and T. Seideman, invited paper Journal of Physical Chemistry A 113, 7508 (2009).
  31. “Laser field alignment of organic molecules on semiconductor surfaces: toward ultra-fast molecular switches”, M. G. Reuter, M.  Sukharev, and T. Seideman, Physical Review Letters 101, 208303 (2008).
  32. “Optimal design of nanoplasmonic materials using genetic algorithms as a multi-parameter optimization tool”, J. Yelk, M. Sukharev, and T. Seideman, Journal of Chemical Physics 129, 064706 (2008).
  33. “Nanoparticle spectroscopy: birefringence in 2D arrays of L-shaped silver nanoparticles”, J. Sung, M. Sukharev, E. M. Hicks, R. P. Van Duyne, T, Seideman, and K. G. Spears, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112, 3252 (2008).
  34. ”Optical properties of metal nanoparticles with no center of inversion symmetry: observation of volume plasmons”, M. Sukharev, J. Sung, K. G. Spears, and T. Seideman, Physical Review B 76, 184302 (2007).
  35. ”Numerical analysis of a slit-groove diffraction problem”, M. Besbes, J.P. Hugonin, P. Lalanne, S. van Haver, O. T. A. Jansse, A.M. Nugrowati, M. Xu, S. F. Pereira, H. P. Urbach, A. S. van de Nes, P. Bienstman, G. Granet, S. Helfert, M. Sukharev, T. Seideman, F. I. Baida, B. Guizal, D. Van Labeke, Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications 2, 07022 (2007).
  36. “Light trapping and guidance in plasmonic nanocrystals”, M. Sukharev and T. Seideman, Journal of Chemical Physics 126, 204702 (2007).
  37. “Coherent control of light propagation via nanoparticle arrays”, M. Sukharev and T. Seideman, invited paper, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics 40, S283 (2007).
  38. “Surface quality and surface waves on subwavelength-structured silver films”, G. Gay, O. Alloschery, J. Weiner, H. J. Lezec, C. O'Dwyer, M. Sukharev, and T. Seideman, Physical Review E 75, 016612 (2007).
  39. “The response of nanostructured surfaces in the near field”, G. Gay, O. Alloschery, J. Weiner, H. J. Lezec, C. O'Dwyer, M. Sukharev, and T. Seideman, Nature Physics, 2, 792 (2006).
  40. “Coherent control approaches to light guidance in the nanoscale”, M. Sukharev and T. Seideman, Journal of Chemical Physics, 124, 144707 (2006).
  41. “Phase and polarization control as a route to plasmonics nanodevices”, M. Sukharev and T. Seideman, Nanoletters, 6, 715 (2006).
  42. “Optical control of nonradiative decay in polyatomic molecules”, M. Sukharev and T. Seideman, Physical Review A, 71, 012509 (2005).
  43. “Optimal control approach to suppression of radiationless transitions”, M. Sukharev and T. Seideman, Physical Review Letters, 93, 093004 (2004).
  44. “Influence of electron correlations on strong field ionization of calcium”, E. Charron, M. Sukharev, and A. Suzor-Weiner, Laser Physics Letters, 1, 18 (2004).
  45. “Approximations of adiabatic elimination of the continuum for the calculation of photodissociation in intense laser fields”, M. Sukharev, E. Charron, A. Suzor-Weiner, and M. V. Fedorov, International. Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 99, 452 (2004).
  46. “Enhancement of strong-field two-electron ionization”, M. Sukharev, E. Charron, and A. Suzor-Weiner, Laser Physics, 13, 484 (2003).
  47. “Excitation of sound waves upon propagation of laser pulses in optical fibers” (invited paper), A. S. Biriukov, M. Sukharev, and E. M. Dianov, Quantum Electronics, 32, 765 (2002).
  48. “Quantum control of double ionization of calcium”, M. Sukharev, E. Charron, and A. Suzor-Weiner, Physical Review A, 66, 053407 (2002).
  49. “Interference stabilization of molecules with respect to photodissociation by a strong laser field”, M. Sukharev and M.V. Fedorov, Physical Review A, 65, 033419 (2002).
  50. “Strong-field interference stabilization in molecules”, M. Sukharev and M.V. Fedorov, Laser Physics, 12, 491 (2002).
  51. “Population effects in high-order harmonic generation by the hydrogen molecular ion in a strong laser field”, M. E. Sukharev and V. P. Krainov, Physical Review A, 62, 033404 (2000).
  52. “Electrostrictive response in single-mode ring-index-profile fibers”, E. M. Dianov, M. E. Sukharev, and A. S. Biriukov, Optics Letters, 25, 390 (2000).
  53. “Vibration, rotation, and dissociation of molecular ions in a strong laser filed”, M. Sukharev and V. P. Krainov, Journal of Optical Society of America B, 15, 2201 (1998).
  54. “Rotation and alignment of diatomic molecules and their molecular ions in strong laser field”, M. Sukharev and V. P. Krainov, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, 86, 318 (1998).
  55. “Dissociation of hydrogen and deuterium molecular ions by strong low-frequency laser field”, M. Sukharev and V. P. Krainov, Laser Physics, 7, 803 (1997).
  56. “Field-dependent Franck-Condon factors for the ionization of molecular hydrogen and deuterium”, M. Sukharev and V. P. Krainov, Laser Physics, 7, 323 (1997).
  57. “Franck-Condon factors for the ionization of hydrogen and deuterium molecules in laser fields”, M. Sukharev and V. P. Krainov, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics 83, 457 (1996).

INVITED BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. “Optics of hybrid nanomaterials in the strong coupling regime”, A. Blake and M. Sukharev, in “Nanoscale Materials and Devices for Electronics, Photonics and Solar Energy”, ed. S. Goodnick, A. Korkin, and R. Nemanich (ISBN 9783319186337, Springer, 2015).
  2. “Linear optical properties of periodic hybrid materials at oblique incidence: a numerical approach”, A. Blake and M. Sukharev, in Review Volume “From Atomic to Mesoscale: The Role of Quantum Coherence in Systems of Various Complexity”, ed. I. Novikova and S. Malinovskaya (ISBN 9789814678698, World Scientific, 2015).
  3. “Plasmonics – computational approach”, M. Sukharev, in “Mathematical Optics: Classical, Quantum, and Imaging Methods”, ed. V. Lakshminarayanan (ISBN 9781439869604, CRC Press, 2012).
  4. “Finite-difference time-domain technique”, M. Sukharev, in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Section on Nano-optical Devices (ISBN 9789048197514, Springer, 2012).
  5. “Plasmonics: towards a new paradigm for light manipulation at the nanoscale”, M. Sukharev, in “Nanobiophotonics”, ed. G. Popescu, (ISBN 9780071737012, McGraw-Hill, 2010).

PAPERS FOR GENERAL AUDIENCE

“Physics of nano-optics spur sophisticated models”, M. Sukharev, Laser Focus World Magazine 47, 39 (2011).

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1.  “Phase-Polarization Control as a Route to Plasmonics Nanodevices”, M. Sukharev and T. Seideman, Proceedings of SPIE, 6115, 611517 (2006).
  2. “Electrostriction-induced acoustic response in single-mode ring-index profile fibers with larger than 100µm2 effective mode area”, Y. Jaouën, E. M. Dianov, L. du Mouza, A. S. Biriukov, M. Sukharev, G. Debarge, P. Nouchi, and L. A. de Montmorillon, Proceedings of European Conference of Optical Communication 2000, 3, 95 (2000).
  3. “Electrostrictive response in single-mode ring-index-profile fibers”, E. M. Dianov, M. Sukharev, and A. S. Biriukov, Proceedings of SPIE, 4083, 23 (2000).
  4. “Electrostrictive response in single-mode ring-index profile with large effective mode area”, E. M. Dianov, M. E. Sukharev, and A. S. Biriukov, IEEE Proceedings (Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2000), paper ThR5-1, 3, 264 (2000).

PRESS RELEASES

  • 2016 Editor’s Choice – “Non-Hermitian wave packet approximation for coupled two-level systems in weak and intense fields”, R. Puthumpally-Joseph, M. Sukharev, E. Charron, Journal of Chemical Physics 144, 154109 (2016) http://scitationinfo.org/p/1XPS-38J/jcpeditorschoice2016
  • Light-matter interaction can turn opaque materials transparent”, Lisa Zyga, Phys.org, October 2014.
  • Step in line”, Research Highlights, Nature Photonics, Vol. 3, January 2009, p. 5.
  • Numerical Approach Guides Light in the Nanoscale”, Argonne Leadership Computing Facilities, Project Highlights
  • INCITE Allocation Helps Achieve Coherent Control of Light in Nanoscale Devices”, ASCR DOE computing news roundup, September 2007:
  • Toward Coherent Control in the Nanoscale”, Tamar Seideman, 2physics.com, June 2007.
  • Tiny spheres could control light”, Belle Dumé, Physicsweb.org, June 2007.
  • Nanoparticle arrays control light”, Belle Dumé, Nanotechweb.org, June 2007.
  • Guiding light in the nanoscale via nanoparticle arrays”, Michael Berger, Nanowerk, March 2006.
Research Activity
  • Sukharev,Maxim*. Photochemistry and Photophysics at Plasmonic Interfaces. US-ISRAEL BINATL SCIENCE FDN(9/1/2015 - 8/31/2019).
  • Sukharev,Maxim*. Optics of Plasmon-Exciton Nanomaterials in the Strong Coupling Limit: Self-Consistent Studies. DOD-AFOSR(8/15/2015 - 8/14/2018).
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 121Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 121Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
CHE 599Thesis
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 121Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
CHE 592Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 121Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
CHE 599Thesis
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 121Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
CHE 592Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 121Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 121Univ Physics I: Mechanics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 101Introduction to Physics
PHY 121Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 101Introduction to Physics
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 112General Physics
ABS 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 494Special Topics
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 101Introduction to Physics
PHY 111General Physics
ABS 493Honors Thesis
PHY 792Research
Presentations

INVITED TALKS

  1. Optical properties of exciton-plasmon nanomaterials: from collective exciton resonances to nonlinear spectroscopy”, invited colloquium, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, September 6, 2017.
  2. The quest of strongly coupled nanomaterials: from collective exciton resonances to nonlinear spectroscopy”, invited seminar, Center de Recherche Paul Pascal, CNRS, Pessac, France, July 6, 2017.
  3. The quest of strongly coupled nanomaterials: from collective exciton resonances to nonlinear spectroscopy”, invited seminar, invited seminar, Laboratory of Charles Fabry, Institute d’Optique, France, June 22, 2017.
  4. “Modeling aspects of molecular plasmonics”, invited seminar, Department of Chemistry, University of California at San Diego, December 13, 2016.
  5. Molecular plasmonics: optics of molecular aggregates at plasmonic interfaces”, invited seminar, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, October 11, 2016.
  6. Molecular plasmonics”, Special seminar, Institute of Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University, Rama-Gan, Israel, July 31, 2016.
  7. Modeling aspects of optical phenomena in exciton-plasmon materials”, Physics Colloquium, Department of Physics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, April 27, 2016.
  8. Modeling aspects of optical phenomena in exciton-plasmon materials”, Physical Chemistry Seminar, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, April 21, 2016.
  9. Optical functionality of plasmon-exciton nanomaterials in the strong coupling regime”, invited talk, APS meeting, Baltimore, March 14, 2016.
  10. Optical phenomena at plasmonic interfaces”, invited seminar, Center de Recherche Paul Pascal, CNRS, Pessac, France, February 19, 2016.
  11. Optical phenomena at plasmonic interfaces”, invited seminar, ISMO, University Paris-SUD, Orsay, France, February 17, 2016.
  12. Optical properties of molecular aggregates at plasmonic interfaces”, invited talk, QuASI: Workshop on Quantum Sensing and Atom-Surface Interaction, Natal, Brazil, August 17 – 19, 2015.
  13.  “Optics of hybrid nanomaterials”, invited talk, Seminar on Multiphoton Processes, General Physics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, December 24, 2014.
  14. Ultra-fast optics of hybrid materials under strong coupling conditions”, invited talk, ITAMP workshop – from atomic to mesoscale: the role of quantum coherence in systems of various complexities, Cambridge, March 10 – 12, 2014.
  15. Optical properties of nanoscale hybrid materials”, invited talk, Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics, and Renewable Energy, Tempe, March 10 – 14, 2014.
  16.  “Nano-optics 101: why do we need this and why should we care?” invited colloquium, Department of Physics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, October 28, 2013.
  17. Transient spectroscopy of hybrid materials: ultra-fast energy transfer between surface plasmons and molecular aggregates”, invited oral presentation, Workshop on Surface Plasmons, Metamaterials, and Catalysis, Rice University, Houston, October 21 – October 23, 2013.
  18. Molecular nanoplasmonics: a self-consistent approach”, invited hot topic presentation, Gordon Research Conference: Quantum Control of Light and Matter, Mount Holyoke College, July 29 – August 2, 2013.
  19. Optics of hybrid nano-materials: merging electromagnetics with quantum dynamics”, invited seminar, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, April 19, 2013.
  20.  “Optics of hybrid nano-materials: merging electromagnetics with quantum dynamics”, invited seminar, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, April 18, 2013.
  21.  “Optics of hybrid nano-materials: merging electromagnetics with quantum dynamics”, invited Nanoscale Seminar Series, Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, April 4, 2013.
  22.  “Molecular nanoplasmonics in linear and nonlinear regimes”, plenary lecture, 2nd International Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanomaterials, National Autonomous University of México at Ensenada, Mexico, March 4 – 8, 2013.
  23. Optical properties of quantum systems strongly coupled to metal nano-materials: linear and nonlinear dynamics”, invited talk, 6th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM2012), Singapore, October 15 – 19, 2012.
  24. Optics of hybrid nano-materials: self-consistent studies”, invited University seminar, Nanotechnology Program Seminar Series, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, September 26, 2012.
  25. Linear and nonlinear optics of nano-materials – a self-consistent approach”, invited seminar, Institute of Physics at São Carlos, University of São Paulo, Brazil, December 14, 2011.
  26. Electrodynamics of quantum many-body systems optically coupled to plasmonic materials”, invited seminar, ISMO at University Paris South XI, Orsay, France, June 10, 2011.
  27. Computational nano-optics: parallel simulations and beyond”, plenary lecture, Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Autonomous University of México, Ensenada, Mexico, February 23 – 25, 2011.
  28. Optics at the nanoscale: computational studies”, invited seminar, Seagate Technology, Research Division, Bloomington, Minnesota, February 4, 2011.
  29. Ab initio electrodynamics of multi-level media optically coupled to metal nanostructures”, invited talk, the Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, Utah, January 2 – 6, 2011.
  30. Ab initio description of spatiotemporal dynamics of multi-level atoms resonantly coupled to plasmonic materials”, plenary lecture, 2010 NanoBiophotonics Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June, 2010.
  31. Computational aspects of nano-optics”, invited colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University, April 12, 2010.
  32. Optimal design of advanced plasmonic materials for nano-optics optics”, plenary lecture, 2009 NanoBiophotonics Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June, 2009.
  33. Optimal design of advanced plasmonic materials for subwavelength optics”, Nanotechnology Program Seminar Series, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, February 11, 2009.
  34. Optics at the nanoscale: coherent control of light and matter beyond the diffraction limit”, invited seminar, Nanoscale Science Seminar, Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, September 22, 2008.
  35. Optics at the nanoscale: coherent control of light and matter beyond the diffraction limit”, invited seminar, Department of Chemistry, Loyola University, Chicago, March 27, 2008.
  36. Plasmon resonance assisted manipulation of light in nanoscale”, invited colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University, April 30, 2007.
  37. Plasmon resonance assisted manipulation of light in nanoscale”, invited seminar, The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 1, 2007.
  38. Optics of nanomaterials: coherent and optimal control of light in nanoscale”, invited colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, August 11, 2006.
  39. Applications of phase, polarization and optimal control techniques in nanoplasmonics”, invited seminar, Field and Optics Seminar, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, April 28, 2006.

 

CONTRIBUTED TALKS

  1. AFOSR annual contractors meeting, review talk, March 6–7, 2017.
  2. Poster presentation: “Optics of molecular aggregates at plasmonic interfaces”, Maxim Sukharev (presenter), Gordon Research Conference: Plasmonics & Nanophotonics, Sunday River, July 7 – July 15, 2016.
  3. Nonlinear optics of hybrid nano-materials under strong coupling conditions”, Maxim Sukharev (presenter), APS meeting, Denver, March, 2014.
  4. Poster presentation: “Optics of hybrid nano-materials: merging coherent control with nano-optics”, Maxim Sukharev (presenter), Gordon Research Conference: Quantum Control of Light and Matter, Mount Holyoke College, July 29 – August 2, 2013.
  5.  “Stimulated Raman adiabatic passage as a route to achieving optical control in plasmonics”, Maxim Sukharev (co-author), Svetlana Malinovskaya (speaker), the Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, Utah, January 6 – 10, 2013.
  6. Ab initio spatiotemporal dynamics of atoms resonantly coupled to plasmonic materials”, Maxim Sukharev (speaker), Nano-optics Plasmonics Conference, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, April 22, 2010.
  7. Perfect coupling of light to surface plasmons with ultra-narrow linewidths”, Maxim Sukharev (speaker), John B. Ketterson (co-author), Tamar Seideman (co-author), APS meeting, Pittsburgh, March, 2009.
  8. Poster presentation: “Genetic algorithms as a multi-parameter design tool for plasmonic devices”, Joseph Yelk (undergraduate student, presenter), Maxim Sukharev (co-author, mentor), Tamar Seideman (co-author, mentor), Gordon Research Conference: Quantum Control of Light and Matter, Salve Regina University, Newport RI, USA, August 12 – 17, 2007.
  9. Poster presentation: “Coherent and optimal control of light at the nanoscale”, Maxim Sukharev (presenter), Tamar Seideman (co-author), Gordon Research Conference: Quantum Control of Light and Matter, Salve Regina University, Newport RI, USA, August 12 – 17, 2007.
  10.  “Coherent control of light via plasmon resonance in nanoscale”, Maxim Sukharev (speaker), Tamar Seideman (co-author), 13th International Conference on Unconventional Photoactive Systems, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, August 5 – 9, 2007.
  11. (hot topic): “Applications of phase, polarization and optimal control techniques in nanoplasmonics”, Maxim Sukharev (speaker), Tamar Seideman (co-author), Gordon Research Conference “Multiphoton processes”, Tilton School, NH, USA, June 11 – 16, 2006.
  12.  “Applications of phase, polarization and optimal control techniques in nanoplasmonics”, Maxim Sukharev (speaker), Tamar Seideman (co-author), SPIE International Conference “Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIV”, San Jose, CA, USA, January 21 – 26, 2006.
  13. Poster presentation: “Phase, polarization and optimal control as a route to the new types of plasmonic nanodevices”, Maxim Sukharev (presenter), Tamar Seideman (co-author), Gordon Research Conference: “Quantum control of light and matter”, Colby College, Maine, USA, July 31 – August 5, 2005.
  14. Poster presentation: “Optimal control of internal conversion of polyatomic molecules”, Maxim Sukharev (presenter), Tamar Seideman (co-author), Gordon Research Conference: “Multiphoton processes”, Tilton School, New Hampshire, USA, June 13 – 18, 2004.
  15.  “A coherent control approach to suppression of radiationless transitions”, Maxim Sukharev (speaker), Tamar Seideman (co-author), Building computational devices using coherent control, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, June 7 – 9, 2004.
  16. Poster presentation: “Quantum control of double ionization of calcium”, Maxim Sukharev (presenter), Eric Charron (co-author), Annick Suzor-Weiner (co-author), DPG-Schule für Physik: Optimal Femtosecond Laser Control of Microscopic Dynamics, Bad Honnef, Germany, September 22 – 27, 2002.
  17. Poster presentation: “Quantum control of single versus double ionization of calcium”, Maxim Sukharev (presenter), Eric Charron (co-author), Annick Suzor-Weiner (co-author), ICTCP IV, France, July 10 – 15, 2002.
  18. (Post Deadline Paper) “Quantum control of single versus double ionization of calcium”, Maxim Sukharev (speaker), Eric Charron (co-author), Annick Suzor-Weiner (co-author), International Quantum Electronics Conference, Moscow, Russia, June 22 – 28, 2002.
  19. Stabilization of H2+ with respect to photodissociation by a strong laser field”, Maxim Sukharev (speaker), Mikhail Fedorov (co-author), International Quantum Electronics Conference, Moscow, Russia, June 22 – 28, 2002.
  20. Strong-field interference stabilization in molecules”, Maxim Sukharev (speaker), Mikhail Fedorov (co-author), 10th International Laser Physics Workshop, Moscow, Russia, July 3 – 7, 2001.
  21. Electrostriction-induced acoustic response in single-mode ring-index profile fibers with larger than 100 µm2 effective mode area”, Eugeny M. Dianov (speaker), Maxim Sukharev (co-author), and A. S. Biriukov (co-author), European Conference on Optical Communications, Munich, Germany, September 4 – 7, 2000.
  22. Oral presentation: (Post Deadline Paper) “Electrostrictive response in single-mode ring-index profile with large effective mode area”, Eugeny M. Dianov (speaker), Maxim Sukharev (co-author), and A. S. Biriukov (co-author), Optical Fiber Communications, Baltimore, USA, 2000.
  23. Poster presentation: “Vibration, rotation and dissociation of molecular ions in a strong laser field”, Maxim Sukharev (presenter), Vladimir Krainov (co-author), 7th International Laser Physics Workshop, Berlin, Germany, July 6 – 10, 1998.
Honors / Awards
  • IdEx Bordeaux Visiting Professor (June-July 2017), IdEx Bordeaux Scholarship, Centre de Recherche Paul-Pascal, France.
  • Sackler Visiting Chair (July–August 2016), School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • CNRS Invited Professorship (spring of 2016) at CNRS Laboratory of Molecular Photophysics, University of Paris South XI, Orsay, France.
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship Award by the US Air Force (10 weeks in the summer of 2013) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Materials and Manufacturing Directorate), Dayton, OH. The award included a stipend for a Ph.D. student.
  • São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) Visiting Professorship (summer of 2012) at Institute of Physics at São Carlos, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil.
  • CNRS Invited Professorship (summer of 2011) at CNRS Laboratory of Molecular Photophysics, University of Paris South XI, Orsay, France.
  • Department of Energy Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) award (2007).
  • The French Ministry of Research Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001 – 2002).
  • Soros Postgraduate Student Award (2000).
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

STUDENT MENTORING AND SUPERVISORY

Current graduate students

  • Clark Miller, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Spring 2017 – present). Tentative PhD thesis: Nonlinear optics of exciton-plasmon materials.

Current undergraduate students

  • Brandon Thornton, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Spring 2015 – present). Tentative research project: Theory of of exciton-plasmon materials.
  • Kyle Asmundson, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Fall 2017 – present).
  • Austin Bullock, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Fall 2017 – present).

Former graduate students

  • Andre Brewer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University (Spring 2015 – Spring 2017). Master’s thesis: Surface plasmon-polariton enhanced lasing: numerical studies. Andre successfully defending his Master’s thesis on April 7th, 2017.
  • Adam Blake, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Spring 2012 – November 2016). Ph.D. title: Optics of hybrid nanomaterials. Adam successfully defended his thesis on November 2nd, 2016.
  • (under physics research rotation) Graduate student Cody Petrie, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Spring 2015). Research rotation project: Optics of silver nano-islands deposited on silica substrate.
  • (under physics research rotation) Graduate student Qiushi Mou, Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe (Summer 2010) – research rotation project. Projects: Nonlinear optics of atomic clusters near metal interface. Qiushi successfully passed his qualifying exam.
  • (under physics research rotation) Graduate student Yanan Zhao, Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe (Spring 2009) – research rotation project. Projects: Classical dynamics of atoms near metal surfaces. Yanan successfully passed his qualifying exam.
  • Graduate student Matt Reuter, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University (2007-2008). Projects: Nonadiabatic alignment of organic molecules influenced by metal tips. This work resulted in a publication (see item 14 in Publication List).

Former undergraduate students

  • Anthony Angus, Fulton School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015). Research project: Optimization of FDTD algorithm for massively parallel computers.
  • Undergraduate student Jordan Swenson, Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014). Honors Thesis: Physical aspects of refractive index measurements using Michelson interferometer. Jordan has successfully defended his thesis in the Spring of 2014.
  • Undergraduate student Thomas Nagy, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, College of Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012). Honors Thesis: curriculum development – advanced laser laboratory for engineering students. Tom has successfully defended his thesis in the Fall of 2012.
  • Undergraduate student Andrew Knapp, Department of Physics, Arizona State University (Spring 2011 – Fall 2011). Projects: Parallel simulations of atomic clusters coupled to metal nanostructures.
  • Undergraduate students: Thomas Nagy, Geoffrey Clark (both engineering majors), Derek Nasir, and Andrew Knapp (both physics majors) (Fall 2011) – advanced laser laboratory with several hands-on projects such as building and utilizing various interferometers (Michelson, Mach-Zehnder, Sagnac), using high-power laser for sound wave detection. The work was presented as a poster at the Innovation Showcase at Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus at the end of the semester.
  • Undergraduate student Thomas Nagy, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, College of Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus (Spring 2009 – Spring 2011). Projects: Optics of subwavelength gratings, new parallel schemes for FDTD. Later on in his studies Tom wrote and defended an Honors Thesis partially based on our interaction and his simulations.
  • Undergraduate student Anton Bashnev, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, College of Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus (Fall 2008). Projects: Simulations of electromagnetic wave propagation at the nanoscale.
  • Undergraduate student Margaret Stucky, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, College of Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus (Fall 2008). Projects: Classical dynamics of a dielectric particle near plasmonic materials.
  • Undergraduate student Joseph Yelk, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University (2005 – 2008). Projects: Optimal control of light at the nanoscale. This work resulted in a publication (see item 15 in Publication List). Joseph was admitted to Graduate School at University of Colorado at Boulder.

Other mentoring

  • Obama Scholar mentor – undergraduate student James Harris, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus (Fall 2010).
  • Obama Scholar6 mentor – undergraduate student Starr Worthy, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus (Fall 2010).

Mentoring high school teachers via the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) NSF program (summer 2006, summer 2007).

Work History
  • [05/2014 - present] Associate Professor of Physics, College of Letters and Sciences, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus.
  • [01/2013 - 04/2014] Assistant Professor of Physics, School of Letters and Sciences, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus.
  • [05/2013 - 06/2013] Visiting Scientist,  Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH
  • [07/2012] Visiting Professor, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil.
  • [07/2011] CNRS Visiting Professor, University of Paris South XI, Orsay, France.
  • [08/2010 - present] Graduate faculty, Ira A. Fulton School of Electrical Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe.
  • [10/2008 - present] Graduate faculty, Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe.
  • [08/2008 - 12/2012] Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Applied Sciences and Mathematics, Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus.
  • [07/2003 - 08/2008] Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University.
  • [09/2001 - 01/2003] Post-doctoral fellow, Laboratoire de Photophysique moleculaire du CNRS, Universite Paris Sud, France.
  • [10/1998 - 10/2001] Research Assistant, Fiber Optics Research Center at General Physics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
  • [04/1997 - 04/2000] Postgraduate Student, Department of High-Power Lasers, General Physics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
Service
  • Organizing Committee Co-Chair, Nanophotonic, Optoelectronics, and Plasmonics, Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics, and Renewable Energy, Phoenix, March 10 – 14, 2014.
  • Organizing Co-Chair, Division of Chemical Physics, American Physics Society, 2014 APS Meeting, Denver, March 3 – 7, 2014.
  • Section editor: Nano-optical devices in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, ISBN 978-90-481-9751-4, Springer, 2012.
  • Organizing Committee Member, Workshop on Nano-Optics, Plasmonics, and Advanced Materials, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, April 19 – 22, 2010.
  • Proposal reviewer: DOE, NASA, NSF (panelist).
  • Referee: Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics; Journal of Optics; Optics Express; Optics Letters; Physical Review A/B; Physical Review Letters; New Journal of Physics.

Service to University

  • College personal committee, Spring 2016 – Spring 2018.
  • Physics Program Leader: coordinate physics program at the Polytechnic campus (2010 – present). The duties include managing teaching load/assignments for physics instructors, physics courses scheduling, proposals for new physics courses, developing physics minor at the Polytechnic campus.
  • Articulation task force (ATF) for Physics: member, statewide committee responsible for helping students navigate higher education options in the State of Arizona (2010 – present).
  • Committee member: the search committee for Dean of College of Letters and Sciences (Fall 2014).
  • Departmental Curriculum development committee (2010 – 2012).
  • Departmental Awards committee (2009 – 2012).
  • University Faculty coordinating committee for Physics: member, representing the physics program at the Polytechnic campus (2010 – 2012).